FileMaker WebDirect do not talk to your Desktop. It does not even know what a Desktop is. So you can not use that for WebDirect
thank you for your response, Is there any other way to do this in webdirect?
the purpose of my program is to read a file from a 3rd party software and parse the output.
You can use Import button, but then you manually have to choose the file you want to import. If you know where the file is you can create a FileMaker Robot that does the job for you. This a little bit tricky. A robot can for example print and create PDFs for in WebDirect
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Did you try with dialog:on ?
If Perform without dialog is deselected, this script step runs as if Automatically encode URL is selected.
Are there any chars in filename that would be encoded?
Add: I forgot that script runs on FMS although dialog appear on browser, so the step can fail if the FMS can't access your file (maybe).
"Insert File" should work but if the text file is not written in UTF-16, there may be difficulty for read it. "export field contents" and "Insert from URL" on server??
I want to update and close this post. Thanks all for your comments. I found out this was not an issue with the script, It is something that my host wont allow for security reasons. I am / was using FMPhost.com. I am going to try a different host. Does anyone have suggestions for a host that will allow this?